House Passage of Infrastructure Bill Advances Carbon Capture Priorities

July 2, 2020 | News

The following statement can be attributed to Jessie Stolark, public policy and member relations manager for the Carbon Capture Coalition, in response to House passage on July 1, 2020 of H.R. 2, INVEST in America Act:

“The Carbon Capture Coalition thanks Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Marc Veasey (D-TX) and colleagues for their bipartisan leadership in support of carbon capture, most recently with Amendment 256 to the House-passed infrastructure bill.  The amendment provides robust funding for a number of Carbon Capture Coalition priorities outlined in its economic recovery recommendations: commercial-scale deployment of carbon capture and direct air capture technologies, the development of large-scale saline storage for CO2, and geologic storage permitting programs. Additionally, it would establish a program at the Department of Energy to develop direct air capture technology, increasingly recognized as a critical tool for reaching mid-century emissions goals. These provisions recognize the crucial role that infrastructure deployment will play in reaching a commercial-scale carbon capture industry.

Taken together with recent developments from House Democrats and bipartisan Senate measures, there is growing recognition of the role that carbon capture can and will play in reducing carbon emissions, supporting domestic energy production, and preserving and creating high-wage jobs.”